Comic joins picket line protest.
Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
TEESSIDE comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown lent his support to striking crane drivers yesterday.
The comedy legend shared jokes with protesters when he joined the picket line after a group of drivers from the Stockton branch of Ainscough Crane Hire walked out of work.
They were protesting as part of a national dispute over a proposed new pay deal and zero hours contracts.
Mr Brown happened to be passing but stopped the car and stood with the workers on the picket line where they shared a few laughs.
The escalating series of strikes is affecting many building sites across the region, from new developments to ongoing construction projects, including at Wilton and Haverton Hill.
Unite represents 500 crane operators and support staff members at the company's 30 UK depots, including its branches at Stockton.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown joined the picket line
The picket line outside Ainscough depot in Thornaby as part of a national strike